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Old 05-23-2005, 09:45 AM   #16
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As far as ESC's go, I bought used Novak TC2's before I bought my GTX and I have noticed no performance difference, just a smaller size.

For chargers I use an APS dyno-charger and an LRP Competition 2, they both work great. The APS doesn't discharge, but for electric I would suggest a separate discharge unit anyways.
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Old 05-23-2005, 12:41 PM   #17
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Ive just had a quick look on ebay and you can get the GTX for around 100, so ill probs go with that along with the GPM setup and the Duratrax Ice charger. I think these should keep me going for a while, well, atleast untill brushless takes over anyway (hope im not touching a sore nerve)!!!

Thanks for the help guys, is there anything alse i should know, i.e. Things that NEED to me hopped up on the tc3 or any useful mods?

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Old 05-23-2005, 01:54 PM   #18
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Chris,

Firstly I'd like to suggest you pop along to the local club and have a chat with the guys there, you'd be suprised what you can learn just by chatting

As for an ESC, "up north" is just as wet as Milton Keynes, I suggest you go for a waterproof ESC if you are running outdoors. MRT and Mtronics do good value for money ones - make sure you get one which can handle 19turn motors was well, as you may want to move up a class in the near future. I'd avoid the LRP and Nosram "waterproof" ones as they aren't...

If you are looking for a load of 2nd hand gear, drop me a PM - I have servo's, ESC, charger etc going for good prices...

HTH
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Old 05-23-2005, 02:11 PM   #19
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Or you could use the cheapo method of waterproofing and use a baloon! It worked in about 5mm of standing water at carlisle with my gtx and my xxl.Could you not use the transmitter from your nitro to start off with, as you will fell most comfortable with this as you have obviously been using it for a while
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Old 05-23-2005, 02:22 PM   #20
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Ive been meaning to upgrade my transmitter for ages, ive been using a crappy RTR system since my Aggressor 2 died on me (not that that was much better anyway!)
Im familiar with the baloon method tho its an indoor track, didnt realise this was used in electric!

Hopefully ill get down to start racing (more like crash testing!) in about a month or so when ive finished my exams, thermodynamics is a Bitch!

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Ive been meaning to upgrade my transmitter for ages, ive been using a crappy RTR system since my Aggressor 2 died on me (not that that was much better anyway!)
Im familiar with the baloon method tho its an indoor track, didnt realise this was used in electric!

Hopefully ill get down to start racing (more like crash testing!) in about a month or so when ive finished my exams, thermodynamics is a Bitch!

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Baloon the Rec.... DO NOT put Rubber on the ESC !!! (Bet ya'din knew that?)
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Old 05-25-2005, 12:26 AM   #22
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hi to all guys out there.. i jaz wanna ask that what gear should i'll use for tamiya tt01 if i will run 540 johnson stock?, i wanna get full and top speed.
TNX TNX TNX.. hope someone could help me...

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Old 05-25-2005, 10:54 AM   #23
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I was literally about to get the TC4 when i saw this on the same site:

http://www.modelsport.co.uk/?CallFun...n&ItemID=15441

Needless to say, my electric adventure will have to wait another month or so!

Im sorry it had to be done, i mean come on, 99! Ive spent more on a pair of jeans before!

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Nearly *insert my sig*!
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